- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A former southern Oregon police volunteer who stole dozens of guns from police evidence rooms has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

The Daily Courier reports (https://is.gd/7wkWKZ ) 74-year-old Lee Darrow lost his bid for probation and was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in September to theft and tampering charges.

Darrow had previously served as an evidence volunteer with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety when a routine internal audit in 2014 found that several guns were missing. The Oregon State Police determined that 43 guns had gone missing from evidence.

Authorities later located several of the guns in Darrow’s home. Other guns had been given to his family members.

Darrow has been ordered to pay nearly $2,700 in restitution to the city of Grants Pass.

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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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